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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

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New Members as of 
June 1, 2016
CNH Industrial
H-2 Enterprises, LLC
Indoor Services, Inc.
Motor Coach Industries, Inc.
ND DOT - Dickinson District
ND DOT - Grand Forks District
Proximal 50 Life Center
United Printing, Inc.
Walsh Masonry
Ward County Jail
Renewing Members as of 
June 1, 2016
B & B Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Brink Constructors, Inc
Chiller Systems Inc
City of Maddock
City of Minot
Continental Metal Products
CS Doors
Dakota Electric Construction Co.
Dickinson State University
Electric Scientific Co
Fritz Electric
Fuchs North America
Gratech Company Ltd.
Harris Companies
H-B Construction LLC
Heritage Electric, Inc
Hlebechuk Construction, Inc.
Home on The Range
Knife River Corporation - Northwest
Lampson International LLC
Lignite Energy Council
ND Telephone Company
New Town Public School District
North Dakota Petroleum Council
Northern Plains Heating and Air
Oppegard Implement Company
Plains All American Pipeline
Plant Services, Incorporated
Red River LLC
S & R Reinforcing, Inc.
Sabre Communications
SRT Communications, Inc.
The State Group Industrial (USA) Limited
Trail King Industries
UND Energy & Research
Wanzek Construction, Inc.
Wescom, Inc
Automatic Garage Door
Bektrom Foods, Inc
Dakota Gasification Company (DGC)
Enable, Inc.
Frac Shack
GW & Sons Construction, Inc.
MINACT Inc/Burdick Job Corps Center
R & R Contracting, Inc.
Roughrider Transportation Inc

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Fireworks Safety: Tips for Celebrating a Safe 4th of July

June 29, 2016 – On average, 230 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission). Fireworks can be dangerous but you can prevent firework-related injuries and deaths.

The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to leave them up to professionals and watch public displays. If you choose to light your own, however, the North Dakota Safety Council recommends these tips to ensure a safe and injury-free night:

  • Make sure you understand all directions and warnings prior to using each firework.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors in a clear, open area.
  • Never re-light a dud. If a firework does not work, immerse it in water and discard them safety.
  • Soak used fireworks in water before disposing in the trash.
  • Keep a bucket or hose nearby in case of fire.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.
  • Never ignite devices in metal or glass containers.

Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate America’s birthday but remember to always use them safely to avoid a tragedy. Click here for additional fireworks safety tips on a printable flyer!

Protecting Workers From Heat Stress

June 29, 2016 - Outdoor workers have a greater risk of heat-related illness. When working under hot conditions, OSHA recommends plenty of water, rest and shade. Plus, allow more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away from the job for a week or more.

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program:

  • Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
  • Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
  • Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
  • Monitor workers for signs of illness.

Knowing symptoms, prevention and emergency response methods can help prevent heat-related illnesses and death. For more information on how to prevent heat related illness and fatalities visit, or click here for a free printable tip sheet on how to cope with heat stress.

Adults, Children Learned CPR Skills in Free Training

be the help event ndsc first aid cpr aed training hands freeJune 28, 2016 – Statistics show that nearly 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act in a cardiac emergency, and only 4% of people trained in CPR will jump in to help a victim. The NDSC and Sanford Health hosted a free BE THE HELP event, Saturday, June 25 at Kirkwood Mall, in an effort to improve these statistics in Bismarck-Mandan.

Nearly 90 people learned life-saving skills during Saturday’s event. People of all ages worked one-on-one with instructors to learn hands-only CPR and how to use an AED. An additional 90 people, who were already certified in CPR, were refreshed on the importance of acting in a cardiac emergency.

The BE THE HELP event was a part of an effort to make Bismarck-Mandan a HEARTSafe community. This initiative aims to improve survivability rates during a cardiac event by increasing the number of AEDs within the city, as well as the number of people trained to respond in an emergency.

This was the first of many events that will aim to prepare community members of all ages to BE THE HELP by performing CPR in a cardiac emergency.

If you’re interested in hosting an event in your area or bringing this simple 10-minute training to your business, call (701) 223-6372. Learn more about the HEARTSafe program at

Week 4 of National Safety Month
Share the Roads Safely
June 27, 2016 - In an average year, speeding is involved in 27 traffic deaths every day during June, July and August. Our lives are busy and sometimes we try to fit in too much. Getting behind the wheel is a time for patience and focus - qualities that can help you avoid an accident should someone else make a bad decision.

Make Good Choices While Driving
Since it is impossible to control the choices of everyone on the road, we need to be defensive drivers. Be distraction free, avoid impairment, check your speed, and rest up.

Attend a Defensive Driving Course and learn how to protect yourself while behind the wheel. Register today.

Empower Your Employees
Below are resources for you to share with your team and use at safety meetings. Make sure to hang the posters and consider other engaging ideas to reinforce good driving behaviors:

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Area Golf Courses Taking Proactive Steps
to Prevent Drinking and Driving

RBS Responsible Beverage Server Training NDSC North Dakota Safety CouncilJune 16, 2016 -- In 2014, 47 percent of North Dakota’s fatal crashes were alcohol related. Bismarck area golf courses are taking steps to help reduce this number through education. The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) and Custer Health partnered to provide free Responsible Beverage Server (RBS) training to employees of Apple Creek Country Club, Hawktree Golf Club, and Prairie West Golf Course.

“The program is designed to give servers the knowledge and confidence to avoid overserving alcohol so we can reduce the number of intoxicated customers leaving establishments and getting behind the wheel,” says Peter Pomonis, NDSC home and community coordinator.

On June 20th, golf course employees and managers attended RBS training to learn how to identify common signs of overconsumption, potential underage customers, and false IDs. The training also included information for managers on providing a safe and legal environment as well as policy and service recommendations.

“It’s no secret that many golfers like to enjoy a beer or two while they’re on the course. We want to take proactive steps to ensure our patrons safety. The new RBS program is helping us do that by giving our employees the knowledge to safely serve our customers,” says Jordan Berglund, Hawktree Golf Club PGA head golf professional.

The training was sponsored by Custer Health.

The RBS program was developed by the NDSC as a part of their efforts to help reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities in North Dakota. To learn more go to

News You Can Use 

9 million people will be blind, visually impaired by 2050: study
June 24, 2016 – The number of blind or visually impaired people in the United States is expected to double to nearly 9 million by 2050, according to a study from the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute.

New guide aimed at standardizing safety and health sustainability reporting
June 24, 2016 - The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability has released a guide with metrics and best practices for sustainability reporting in occupational health and safety.

One-third of workers say their employer favors productivity over safety, NSC survey shows
June 24, 2016 – One-third of employees believe their employer prioritizes productivity over safety, according to the results of a recent survey from the National Safety Council.

Some workers not buckling up, CDC says
June 24, 2016 – Workers in states that lack a primary seat belt law are less likely to buckle up, despite transportation-related incidents being the leading cause of work-related deaths, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


FAA releases final rule on commercial drone operation
June 24, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first operational rule for routine commercial use of drones.

Experts stress caution as fireworks-related eye injuries increase
June 17, 2016 – With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding people about the dangers of handling fireworks.

Ergo for miners: NIOSH releases assessment app
June 17, 2016 – NIOSH has developed a mobile app to help miners assess the ergonomics of three mining tasks: bagging, maintenance and repair, and haul truck operations.

For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.



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The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.